Ridley Scott Planning Two ‘Alien’ Prequels In 3-D, Plot Revealed
There’s no denying that ‘Alien’ is one of the classics when it comes to sci-fi horror. After ‘Aliens’ outmatched it, it was followed by sequels of diminishing quality. The final nail in the coffin for the franchise was when Fox gave us ‘Aliens Vs. Predators’ and its shoddy sequel. Now, in an attempt to rekindle [...]
There’s no denying that ‘Alien’ is one of the classics when it comes to sci-fi horror. After ‘Aliens’ outmatched it, it was followed by sequels of diminishing quality. The final nail in the coffin for the franchise was when Fox gave us ‘Aliens Vs. Predators’ and its shoddy sequel. Now, in an attempt to rekindle the series, original director Ridley Scott is back to give us an Alien prequel. Now we’ve got more details about his plans and the plot.
Firstly, MTV spoke to Scott where he revealed the plot for the prequel (he says the script isn’t done with yet and still needs some work):
“It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver's character Ellen Ripley]. It’s fundamentally about going out to find out ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’ The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer’s chair. … [The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life.”
Sounds good enough to me as a prequel. Now, to the other details.
Collider spoke to the director at a Robin Hood press junket where he revealed that he has two prequels in development instead of just this one. He also confirms that the films will be shot in 3-D and that the first one will probably release in late 2011 or 2012.
There must definitely be something in the project that lured the big director back to the franchise even though he could’ve easily produced them instead. I’m all for 3-D being used by great directors and movies not being converted at the last minute, so all looks good here.
For now though, a good-looking ‘Predator’ reboot is all we get.
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